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FG's Second Bail-Out for States: The Pros and Cons!!! - Ishola Adebayo

June 23, 2016

At the assumption of this President Buhari-led federal government on 29 May 2015, 23 states were in arrears of salary payment of between two and 13 months, with Benue, Kogi, Osun and ...

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8th NASS after 1 year - Top Ten Controversies & Stats - O.S.A. Aluko

June 17, 2016

Principal Positions, Juicy Committees & Exotic Cars: The Senate and House of Reps were rocked with controversy as regard filling leadership positions – Senate Presidency, House Speakership, their deputies and principal officers. ...

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Undetailed Budget of the National Assembly: Nigerians wait on!!! - Ishola Adebayo

June 15, 2016

Despite repeated assurances by the leadership of the National Assembly that it would ensure transparency in the management of the Assembly, the details of the 2016 budget of the federal legislature in ...

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Senate Receives List of Ambassadorial Nominees

June 10, 2016

Ambassadors are direct representatives of a nation's president in another country. In Nigeria, the power to appoint or to remove ambassadors is vested in the President. However, any such appointment shall not ...

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Blasphemy Killing in Kano State and the Sharia Law: Matters Arising! - Ishola Adebayo

June 8, 2016

After Nigeria's return to civil rule in 1999, Muslim majority states in the north imposed Sharia law. The process was marked by bloody clashes between Muslims and Christians in states with significant ...

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SYE Week Review (3rd June, 2016)

June 6, 2016

Senator Buruji Withdraws Suit against ‘Young Man’

June 3, 2016

Beyond doubt, Senator Buruji Kashamu Senator Buruji Kashamu appeared at the Magistsrate Court in Isabo, Abeokuta. Based on rumors, over 100 awaiting citizens flooded the court premises, not for interest in the ...

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Lagos East Town Hall Meeting – Domestic Violence Sensitization

June 2, 2016

A drizzle greeted constituents as they poured in to Mercy Hall on CMD Road, Magodo. From the gate, police men give directions to a 50m by 30m hall. Right inside, two things ...

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Finally! House Reps #OpenNASS with E-voting system - Ishola Adebayo

June 1, 2016

Media reports last week confirm that Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has introduced electronic voting system for use in all legislative proceedings in the lower chamber of the ...

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SYE Week Review (May 6, 2016)

May 9, 2016

Ondo LG Election is Tomorrow!

April 22, 2016

After 7 years of running the Ondo State Government, the Governor Mimiko-led administration will conduct its first election for aspiring local government chairmen. The exercise billed for April 23 (tomorrow) happens to ...

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Senator Buruji Kashamu vs Asaye: The Legal Tussle Continues...

April 21, 2016

The Magistrate Court in Isabo, Abeokuta on Wednesday, 13th April, 2016 at 11:05am commenced hearing on the arraigned "social media activist" named Deji Babington-Asaye for calling Buruji Kashamu, the Senator representing Ogun ...

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SYE Week Review (April 11, 2016)

April 18, 2016

Amendment Process of CCB and Tribunal Act – 10 Action Points (2nd Reading)

April 15, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016. Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu presides over plenary. A Bill for an Act to amend the CCB Act CAP C15 LFN 2004 and for other related matters, 2016 ...

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FCT Finally Decided

April 14, 2016

The 2016 FCT Local Council elections finally came to conclusion following rerun polls on Wednesday (April 13, 2016). In the rerun, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) broke the northern nigeria jinx, ...

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FCT Area Council Polls - 2 Done, 4 to go!

April 12, 2016

The FCT Area Council poll was logically expected in some quarters to entail a low turnout of voters. The reason was because just about 55% of 1 million registered voters picked up ...

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#LagosWestTHM: Was Senator Yayi Really Engaged? – O.S.A. Aluko

March 18, 2016

March 17, 2016. At 10:50am, Blue Roof Event Centre was filled with the echo “APC! APC! APC”! Right about the same time, Senator Adeola (AKA Yayi), 50 minutes late, was squeezed in ...

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2015 Gender and Equal Opportunity (GEO) Bill – Matters Arising

March 16, 2016

View/Download the 2015 GEO Bill The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, 15th of March, 2016 voted against the Gender and Equal Opportunity (GEO) Bill. The bill could not pass the second reading after ...

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Senator Tinubu Meets With Constituents

March 15, 2016

Nigerian citizens in their various constituencies always wonder where the opinions and ideas their legislators’ present in the National Assembly originate from when they barely hold meetings with their constituents to discuss ...

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OpenNASS: Dogara Seeks British Support for establishment of NASS TV

March 9, 2016

Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has solicited the support of the British parliament in establishing Radio and Television stations for the National Assembly. Dogara noted that the establishment of the ...

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#OurNASS: In Need of a Job Description? - Jude Feranmi

March 4, 2016

Shall we start with a lesson in Democracy 101? It was in Athens in Greece that what we now regard as Democracy first took shape. Truth however is African philosophy records elements ...

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24 Hours to 22 ELECTIONS in 8 States

Feb. 19, 2016

Following declaration of results for the general elections in 2015, many aggrieved candidates sought to change the outcome of the political tussle that was displayed across Nigeria. Following series of tribunal sittings, ...

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Kogi Central, East rerun polls: Matters Arising! - Ishola Monsur

Feb. 17, 2016

Barring any last minute change, the re-scheduled senatorial elec¬tions in the East and Central sen¬atorial districts of Kogi State will hold this week Saturday, February 20th. The senators representing Kogi Central and ...

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Senate President Saraki & CCT (Timeline)

Feb. 16, 2016

May 2003 - May 2011 - Dr. Olubukola Abubakar Saraki as Governor of Kwara State, as required by law, filed and submitted four asset declaration forms and submitted same to the Code ...

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Federal Ministries & Overseeing NASS Committees

Feb. 15, 2016

24 Federal Ministries, 66 Senate Committees and 96 House of Reps Committees Finance Ministry has highest number of overseeing committees in the Federal House of Reps; while Science & Technology, Solid Minerals ...

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Opinion: Interrogating the 2016 Budget – Gbenga Adesina

Jan. 27, 2016

Our persuasion is that budget offers us an un-gilded window into the soul of a government as expressed in its fiscal priorities. Is a government pro-people? Does this government wake up thinking ...

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Week Review January 15, 2016

Jan. 18, 2016

Nigeria's 2016 Budget of Change Missing!

Jan. 15, 2016

President Buhari's 2016 “Budget of Change” went missing due to political reasons, a news report has stated. Several thousand of hard and soft copies of the important document allegedly disappeared from the ...

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Senate’s 3-bills in 7 months: Matters Arising!

Jan. 12, 2016

Seven months into the life of the 8th Senate, the senators have so far considered 125 bills and 48 motions on issues relating to various aspects in the country. Out of the ...

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Finally, #BayelsaDecides Now Conclusive!

Jan. 11, 2016

Governor Seriakae Dickson was on January 9th returned as the winner of the Bayelsa State governorship election. This followed the declaration of the results of the supplementary elections conducted in Southern Ijaw ...

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As Bayelsa Supplementary Guber Poll Holds Tomorrow (January 9)

Jan. 8, 2016

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will tomorrow, Saturday (January 9), conduct supplementary elections in Southern Ijaw LGA and some polling units in three other LGAs (Nembe, Ogbia and Brass) where elections ...

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Grappling With the Aftermath of Ekiti, Zamfara & Postponed Sokoto Council Polls – Ishola Monsur

Jan. 6, 2016

The aftermath of the Ekiti State Local Government election held in 16 councils of the state, where the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was declared winner of all the seats, was quite predictable, ...

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Ekiti Local Government Election!

Dec. 17, 2015

There will be equity. We are going to be fair to all parties as we are going to give them level playing ground. We will not be biased -- Justice Kayode Bamisile ...

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Kogi & Bayelsa Guber Polls: Matters Arising – Ishola Monsur

Dec. 8, 2015

Another set of elections have come and gone. The same problems and symptoms have emerged. It is unnerving that at this stage in our development, we still cannot get our elections right. ...

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Taraba In Comprehension - O.S.A. Aluko

Dec. 2, 2015

Since the 4th republic began in 1999, Taraba North had produced Rev. Jolly Nyame as governor (8 years), Taraba Central produced Danbaba Suntai who was to end his 8 years tenure in ...

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New INEC Chairman!

Oct. 21, 2015

President Buhari nominates Prof. Mahmud Yakubu as INEC Chairman. New INEC Commissioners have also been nominated in line with the Constitution - Amina Zakari (North West), Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine (North Central), Baba Arfo ...

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Ministerial Screening Continues

Oct. 20, 2015

It's another plenary day! All eyes are on the Senate, as the ministerial Screening is to continue today. As a build up to the process, the National Prayer, a much needed exercise, ...

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Week Review (October 16, 2015)

Oct. 19, 2015

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Oct. 9, 2015

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Oct. 9, 2015

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